Training Ramp-Up

February 5th, 2023|0 Comments

January saw the re-start of Training, two air exercises; one involving two new spotters, the other a new pilot & aircraft, plus a major exercise involving an aircraft, ground homing teams and the debut of [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update II

December 4th, 2022|0 Comments

While unseasonal weather may have caused havoc on roads & bridges on the Mainland, the conditions have done little to deter our RPAS Pilots from undertaking training flights as part of their accreditation program despite [...]

Water Egress !

December 4th, 2022|0 Comments

Personal safety is always top of our agenda, be it in thought, word or deed. Earlier in the year members undertook Wilderness First Aid training in the unlikely event of an unplanned landing ... on [...]


October 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Perspective from Royal Canadian Air Force (October 2022) ;

Air Support Unit Debut

October 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Oct 1st.  Invited by Arrowsmith SAR to be active participants at the formal opening of their new "home" at Qualicum Beach Airport.  What a facility, what a great group of talented volunteers ! They well [...]

RPAS (Drone) Update

September 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Back in May we published news of the progress made by Provincial & National SAR Associations in certifying the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Search and Rescue scenarios.    Earlier this month [...]

Air SAR Support Unit

September 30th, 2022|0 Comments

The summer months have been busy for a small team of Nanaimo CASARA members who have been preparing our newly acquired Air Search and Rescue Support Unit for operational capability.  The 14' x 7' twin [...]